Winter Banquet


Winter Banquet 2016

By Nate Kugel on March 2, 2016


Our teens put on special event with a quality dinner and skit shows. This year’s show was titled Banquet Night Live, with many faux-celebrity guests played by our students. Two great success stories from this year’s event were that we sold out for the first time ever and set a record both nights for attendance. We also set a record for the most students involved with 40 kids participating in serving food, childcare and skits.

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Winter Banquet – A Natural Invite to Church

One of the parents recently shared an observation about Winter Banquet:

Every year our youth put on a dinner theater production to raise money for trips. Our community room is turned into a restaurant and the kids become waiters and waitresses. A multi-course dinner is served to friends and family who attend. The evening is capped with entertaining skits performed by the kids. Everyone goes home full of food and laughter.

Many kids do not have families part of the church. Often this dinner is the first time their parents have been in the church. As I sat watching the skits, surrounded by these parents laughing hysterically, I wondered if they wished they were part of this community.

I realized this was not just a fund-raiser. These parents were being exposed to an attractive faith-community. I imagined they wished this community was their community.

Winter Banquet: Feb 26 & 27, 2016

Please save the date on Feb 26 or Feb 27 for “an adult night out to celebrate great food, theater, and friendships.”

The Winter Banquet is the Youth Group’s 18th annual catered dinner and entertainment fundraiser for their summer LIFE trip and student retreats.

At 6:30, we will warmly greet you at our northeast entrance. A time of mingling with our guests will follow. At 7pm, we look forward to serving you dinner in our grand room, informally known as Common Grounds. This will be followed by dessert and coffee. At 8pm we will begin our planned entertainment.

Tickets are available for purchase after all weekend services on Feb 6/7, Feb 13/14, Feb 20/21 or online